Philippines’ bet Kylie Verzosa was crowned Miss International 2016 held at Tokyo Dome city hall on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Misses Australia, Indonesia, Nicaragua and United States finished first, second, third and fourth runners-up, respectively.
Verzosa in her speech had said she will devote herself to promoting cultural and international understanding.
“If I become Miss International 2016, I will devote myself to cultural understanding and international understanding because I believe that it is in developing in each of us sensitivity to other cultures that we expand our horizons, tolerate difference and appreciate diversity,” she said.
This win gives the Philippines their 6th Miss International crown. The last time Philippines won Miss International crown was when Bea Rose Santiago won in in 2013.
Meanwhile the contestants in the Top 15 were: Finland, Mexico, Japan, El Salvador, Canada, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Russia, Thailand and Poland.
Miss Nicaragua also won Best national costume, Miss Indonesia took the Miss Best Dresser award and the Miss Perfect Body award went to Miss Moldova.
Continental Queens of Miss International 2016:
Miss International ASIA – Hong Kong
Miss International EUROPE – Netherlands
Miss International AMERICA – Ecuador
Miss International AFRICA – Sierra Leone
Miss International OCEANIA – Hawaii